I graduated 3 months ago and my first aim was to be able to do parkrun without it destroying the rest of the day. Well I reckon I can do 5k now and feel fine afterwards. Next was to do a fun run, and that has been organised, I run in Brum in September. Third I want to do 10k, but I have a bit of a problem, and I can't think of a solution.
I don't like dogs, big time. So I do parkrun (dogs can't compete with 300 runners) and I can do intervals on the treadmill. The problem is how do I do a long run each week. the thought of a continuous hour on the treadmill fills me with dread. Even thirty minutes is a drag. But I can't run outside unless it's virtually guaranteed to be dog free (and it should probably be paved I'm not interested in trail running). I can't think of anywhere I can run that will be dog free - well apart from Lanzarote, but sadly I go home at the end of next week.